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DIY Himalayan Salt “Lamp”

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Himalayan Salt lamps are all the rage. We came up with a way to make it your own while adding a nice vibe to your space. Not only is this super cute, it adds a new glow and earthy element to your decor.

Supplies:

  1. Glass decor box
  2. Unscented candle
  3. Himalayan salt rocks

You can find all these supplies at most craft or home stores.

Place the candle right in the center of the glass box

Surround the candle with the Himalayan salt rocks until you fill the box.

There you have it! Light it up for a nice cozy glow.

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Jewelry Dish

July 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many jewelry displays. Luckily, you can make almost anything into a storage place for some of your favorite accessories! We are LOVING this DIY because it cost little to nothing to make! We gathered all our supplies at the dollar store and if that doesn’t excite you, we don’t know what will. Create this ULTA cute dish with the following supplies:

What you will need:

-Dollar store soap dish

-Sharpie

-Mod Podge

Customize the dish by grabbing a sharpie and drawing whatever pattern(s) you want!

We went with this 😉

To ensure that the sharpie stays protected, go over the dish with a layer of mod podge. Then, allow to dry.

Ta-da! Place it on your dresser and throw some bracelets in it. Are you as obsessed as we are?

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Starfish Photo Display

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Capture all your favorite summer time moments, but don’t forget to display them! Follow along on how to create the cutest picture set up. We promise, you’ll love it!

What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • Clothes pins
  • Faux starfish
  • Photos
  • Hot glue gun

Gather everything you’ll need

Take one of the starfish and a clothes pin.

Hot glue the starfish to the bottom half of the clothes pin. Allow to dry.

Tack up onto the wall!

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Ocean Child Bottles

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New room decor where beachy and boho meet! My absolute favorite styles come together in this DIY. Just in time for summer, warm up your space with this simple room accessory.

What you’ll need:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Paint pen
  3. Assorted string and twine
  4. Feathers and greenery

Begin by decorating your bottles with the paint pen. Any design or saying will work!

Wrap the tops of the bottles with string or jute.

Fill one glass with feathers and the other with greenery!

Place anywhere in your room!

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Bracelet Display

March 16, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You asked, so we listened! Here is your very own DIY bracelet stand that can easily be added to your room to hang all your favorite bracelets on. With just a few simple supplies, you can make yours within minutes! What’s even better? You can find all these supplies at your local dollar store. Cost and time efficient– we can’t complain! Follow along with the quick step by step instructions to get started.

Supplies:

  1. Picture frame
  2. Cork board
  3. Craft paper
  4. Thumbtacks
  5. Scissors

-Begin by taking the picture frame apart. Keep only the frame and the back.

-Cut the cork board and craft paper to fit the size of the frame.

-Once you have the correct cut, place the craft paper in first, followed by the cork board, then secure with the back of the frame.

Add the thumbtacks throughout the frame to hang your bracelets from!

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Plant holder DIY

March 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite way to decorate? With plants, of course! We have a brand new way to take any ordinary pot and make it your own. A few easy steps and your plants will look good as new! Get creative and transform your space with some cute cacti.

What you will need:

  1. Cacti or succulents
  2. Clay pots
  3. Spray paint
  4. Sharpie

Spray paint each pot. Make sure to cover it fully with whatever color you choose. Let that dry.

Take your sharpie and draw whatever patterns inspire you!

Now, simply add your plants!

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Glass Bottle Decor

January 28, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for ways to change up or add to our home decor. You don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money to create a cute atmosphere. It’s clear that we are huge DIY fans so, today we will walk you step by step on how to turn an ordinary space into something unique! You can use any kind of bottle you would like. We chose to use sea glass bottles and a single square glass bottle. Find them at any local craft or vintage store. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Jute
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue gun

Begin by taking your first bottle and wrapping the jute around the bottom.

Secure the jute with hot glue.

For each bottle, choose a different part to wrap the jute around. Feel free to get creative! Add as much or as little as you would like.

Set these anywhere that could use an extra touch of decor detail!

 

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Distressed Spring Mason Jars

March 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothing like bringing Spring into your home like these distressed spring mason jars! They are the most adorable touch to any room. Feel the happy spring vibes by adding fresh flowers in the mix. We will show you step by step how to make these mason jar flower vases as your PERFECT spring decor. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. 3 mason jars
  2. chalk paint + paint  brush
  3. yellow + white paint or paint pens
  4. sand paper
  5. fresh flowers!

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Start by covering the jars in chalk paint. You may have to paint 2 layers for better coverage. We went with a light mint blue/green.

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Once you have painted all 3, let them dry completely.

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Now that they are dried, take sand paper and go over all the writing on the jars. Be intentional when  choosing where you will distress the paint.

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Distress all 3 jars all the way around.

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Now time to add the painted daisies on the jar! You can use paint pens or regular craft paint. Start by adding dots to be the center of the flowers using the yellow paint.

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Then add the white petals!

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Finished product!

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Feather Candle Holder

March 5, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We’re always looking for new ways to add to our space. The more the better! What are your favorite accessories in your room? We think this may be your new favorite! It’s a super simple glass cylinder wrapped in boho feathers. Set a candle in it and whoa, watch your space GLOW up! SO beautiful. Follow along and watch how to make!

What you will need:

  1. Glass cylinder
  2. Feathers
  3. Hot glue gun + glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Candle + candle holder

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Step one: Pick a place to begin on the jar. Start by snipping the end of the feather. You want to leave just a little bit, but majority should be cut off for the best result.

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Put a dab of hot glue at the bottom where you will secure the end of the feather stem.

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Continue to do this all the way around. We thought it looked best to use a variety of feathers when gluing around the vase.

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Once you have covered the glass cylinder, put the candle in the center and place anywhere in your room! We decided to pair ours with a few crystals and salt lamp.

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Do you love it as much as we do??

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DIY Moon Phase Wall Hanging

June 23, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Stay wild moon child! What gypsy wouldn’t want this hanging in their room? It makes for the most perfect, calming finishing touch to your space full of gems and wonder. We’re not sure about you guys, but we adore simple, handmade treasures to decorate with– so we just HAD to create this one. What makes it even better is that almost all the supplies can be found in your craft drawer at home! Want the in on how we did it? Come on, we’ll take you step by step– Follow us!!

What you’ll need:

1) Thin cardboard (we used an empty cereal box)

2) Jute or any sort of string you prefer

3) Scissors, tape and pencil

4) Silver or gold paint along with a paint brush

5) A small rock or heavy bead

6) A twig
 

Get Started:

Step 1:

Start by using your pencil to draw two circles. You may want to use a household item to trace around to form a perfect circle. (We used the base of a candle.)

After you have both circles, you will draw two crescent moons. (If you need to trace thats okay, too. There aren’t any rules to this game… phew!)

Lastly, you will draw the main crescent that will be placed in the middle. This one will have a deeper arch, resembling the letter“C.”

Step 2:

One by one paint each moon. We used silver as the main base coat. After that dried, we went in on top of it and added some gold glitter so it would shine just a bit. But you can do whatever you like.

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Step 3:

After allowing the paint to fully dry, tape the jute onto the backs of the cardboard cutouts in correct order to create the phases of the moon! (As shown in the photo below) Make sure to also leave a good bit of leftover jute at the top and bottom.

Step 4:

Tie the rock or bead to the bottom of the jute. This will weigh it down just enough to keep the jute totally straight.

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Step 5:

Take the moon phase wall hanging and tie it in the middle of the twig.

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After that’s tied, take another strand of jute to create the hanger.

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Hooray! Now you have a beautiful new piece for your room that cost you close to nothing and took no time! How’s that for a fun DIY? Thanks for checking in on all the neat crafts going on here at Pura Vida. Stay tuned for our next post!

 

Photographers: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff